Apres Ski in Stubaital

Stubai Villages

Stubai Valley is all about the villages and hamlets that thread their way up the valley, finally reaching, some 30 minutes or so later, Mutterberg, the valley station at 1721m, where you catch the gondola lift system up to the Stubai Glacier skiing, some of the highest and most snowsure long season skiing you can get in the Alps.

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The Stubaital is home to several traditional Tirolean villages and hamlets – Mieders, Telfes, Fulpmes, Niederau, Milders, Volderau and Mutterberg near the Stubai Glacier base station.

After turning off the Innsbruck road into Stubaital you go immediately through Mieders and the first opportunity to ski the small ski area at Serles above the village. Fulmes is full of Tirolean charm and architecture supported by some classy hotels and shops. Drive through Fulpmes to the Schlick 2000 ski lift station and car park.

Next up the valley, Neustift is the largest village in Stubaital and probably as close as you can get to a central resort hub. Neustift has more accommodation and livelier apres-ski than any other village in Stubaital but is quite spread out. The valley road continues from Neustift into Milders with more hotels and out on the road to Volderau all angling their sun terraces towards the Stubai Glacier. Mutterberg is closer to the Glacier and a good option for advanced skiers wanting fresh tracks.

For those dependent on public transport, all villages and main ski lifts in Stubaital benefit from an efficient free bus service which connects the whole valley and makes it work most efficiently. There’s also a scheduled bus service from Innsbruck to the Stubai Glacier. 

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Stubaital Apres Ski Bars & Restaurants

Après ski in Stubai begins at the gondola base station and usually ends at the bars and clubs in the centre of Neustift or Fulpmes. These can be pretty quiet depending on the night of the week so if high-voltage apres-ski into the early hours is what you are looking for, then Stubai probably isn’t for you.

Stubaital Apres Ski Bars & Nightlife

Après ski begins at the gondola base in the Wilde Grub’n and Schirmbar Mutterberg (the umbrella bar) beyond the bus stop. The American Bar is a local favourite and the Dorf Pub in Neustift comes alive with live music every Wednesday, when great bands attract a crowd from up and down the valley. For a more chilled-out atmosphere visit the Rossini pub and pizzeria or the Pia cocktail bar.

The Rumpl Disco in the centre of Neustift is the most popular late-night venue and the bus service between Kampl and Mutterberg runs until 2 am, so don’t worry about being Cinderall’ed in your ski boots at midnight.

Surprisingly Fulpmes has a table dancing bar, the Kratzbaum, which looks very stylish in its quaint old building at the entrance to the village, but it’s not quite what you might expect in such family-friendly surroundings.

Stubaital Restaurants

Neustift has plenty of restaurants to choose from including many good hotel restaurants also open to non-residents. If you are after pizza and pasta try Bellafonte or Don Camillo. The casual Grill Stube, with its open oven, does grilled meat specialities.

Tuesday is the dishwasher’s night off at the Restaurant Schallerhof, where they serve dinner without cutlery as a once-a-week treat. Further along the Stubai Valley, there are more extravagant restaurants in Fulpmes such as the Bel Ami and Gasthof Grobenhof.

Fulpmes is the place for more extravagant dining. For typical Austrian beer and fare, the Volderauhof Jausenstation at the Volderau bus stop (5 minutes from the gondola base station), looks quaint, as does the lovely old painted house of Geier Alm.

Other Activities in Stubaital

Stubaital offers an interesting and varied selection of winter sports including lively moonlit tobogganing at night, Nordic walking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and learning to ice climb. 

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Tobogganing in Stubaital

Stubai has the largest tobogganing arena in the Tirol. With eleven tracks and over 40 kilometres of downhill. These are superb natural toboggan runs through the trees. Elfer is the tobogganing Mecca of the Stubai Valley and illuminated runs there mean that night tobogganing is a popular event three times a week.

Winter Walking & Snowshoeing in Stubaital

Loads of winter hiking paths make the Stubaital special for hikers and snowshoers. Cleared and rolled routes come up the valley from Schonberg to Neustift and with routes through beautiful winter wonder landscapes also in Serles, Schlick 2000 and on the Stubai Glacier, some laid out as circuits, there is a feast on offer here.

Cross-country Skiing in Stubaital

Well-prepared groomed cross-country trails run all through the Stubaital. There are over 70km of trails to run on, so Nordic skiers can have a field day here. As well as the valley trail there are trails at Schlick 2000 as well as a cross-country trail high up on the Stubai Glacier. Through the ski school at Gamsgarten, you can sign up for a mini cross-country skiing tour on the Glacier that involves a short ascent and a lovely long descent. Take a spin on the tubing run or learn to ice climb on the on-mountain tower at Gamsgarten.

Ice-climbing in Stubaital

There is also an ice climbing tower on the Stubai Glacier near the Gamsgarten station, where introductory courses are held every Friday at 1 pm. When available there are some frozen waterfalls for proficient ice climbers.

Ice-skating in Stubaital

With two ice rinks, one at Neustift and one at Fulmes, there is fun for families including curling and ice discos. When the temperature is cold enough, there are natural rinks in Schonberg and Mieders.

Paragliding in Stubaital

Hang-gliding and paragliding are available from mountain stations at Elfer and Schlick 2000. Tandem flights can be arranged through several operators locally. If you want to see what it’s all about, visit during March and watch the annual Stubai Cup competition.

Stubaital Tourist Office

Stubaital Tourismus
Stubaitalhaus, Dorf 3
A-6167 Neustift im Stubaital
Tel: +43 (0) 501881-0
Web: www.stubai.at


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